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U.S. Leads in CEO Pay – More Than 250 Times That of Average Worker

The gap between CEOs’ pay and that of the average worker continues to widen, made possible by unfair loopholes.

AFSCME Staff |

Trump Infrastructure Plan Will Likely Mean Higher Tolls and Fewer Jobs

Here are the facts about President Donald Trump’s “infrastructure plan,” which the White House says it will release soon.

Donald Cohen, In The Public Interest |

Tax Bill Showers Billions in Tax Cuts on Private Corporations

Learn how the tax bill Congress approved will personally benefit the president and big corporate donors.

AFSCME STAFF |

Close to the Cliff: How CHIP Might Fail

Millions of kids may lose their health insurance if Congress fails to fund the CHIP program.

Pete Levine |

Retirement Security Focus of New Michigan Retirees Chapter

Retirees from across Michigan banded together in late October to form Michigan Retirees United, AFSCME Chapter 255.

AFSCME Staff |

Congress Should Seat Jones Before Voting on ‘Historically Unpopular’ Tax Bill

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders is asking congressional leaders to first seat Alabama Sen.-Elect Doug Jones before voting on their disastrous tax cut plan.

AFSCME Staff |

Carving up the Classroom

The latest round of right-wing attacks on working people is putting the dream of higher education further away than ever.

Pete Levine |

Former AFSCME Leader to Receive Prestigious NAACP Award

Former AFSCME Sec.-Treas. Bill Lucy will receive the prestigious Chairman’s Award of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Pablo Ros |

Trump Administration’s Position on Janus Is Yet Another Attack on Working People

The Trump administration sided with corporations and the wealthy in Janus v. AFSCME, which threatens workers’ ability to form strong unions.

Pablo Ros |

Bill Filed to Help Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

Members of Congress led by Sen. Bernie Sanders today unveiled a plan to help Puerto Rico deal with its debt burden and recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria.

Pablo Ros |

Children May Slip Through the Cracks. Thanks Congress.

Vulnerable children may not get the health insurance they need and deserve because leaders in Congress are playing political games.

Pete Levine |

Truth Revealed: Senate, House Tax Bill Will Hurt Working Families

A nonpartisan analysis shows that the true intent of the Senate tax bill – raise taxes on working families, cut taxes for the rich and big companies.

Pablo Ros |

Fighting for the American Dream

In fighting to pass the DREAM Act, AFSCME affirms its commitment to strengthening all working families, no matter their country of origin.

Pete Levine |

Wisconsin’s Anti-Worker Law Hurts Public Schools, Report Says

Wisconsin’s anti-worker law, Act 10, is hurting public school teachers and students and is a warning to other states considering similar bills, a new report says.

Pablo Ros |

Trump Puts Country’s Health Care in Hands of Former Big Pharma Executive

This week, Trump announced his choice of Alex Azar, a former Big Pharma executive, to lead the Department of Health & Human Services. That’s like sending the fox to guard the hen house.

Pablo Ros |

Fallen Heroes Fund Gift Cards Offer Support and Hope

Fallen Heroes Fund assistance offers support, hope to AFSMCE members in Texas.

Namita Waghray |

Inside an Inferno: AFSCME Members Endure California Wildfires

As wildfires raged in Northern California, AFSCME emergency workers called on their training to rescue those caught in the inferno.

Pete Levine |

Tax Bill Will Squeeze Working Families

House leaders have released a tax bill that will hurt working families.

AFSCME Staff |

Violent Assaults on Staff Increasing in Illinois Prisons, Youth Centers

Assaults on staff in state correctional facilities have increased by 51 percent in the last two years.

Lisa Martin |

Danger Ahead: Congressional Budget Plan Will Harm Our Communities

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders warned of “real harm to our communities” after the U.S. House approved a Senate-passed budget plan that would cut taxes for the rich and hurt working families.

AFSCME Staff |
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